Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
On to the lands of the Hopi. Luckily stumbled on the Women's Society Corn Dance in the village of Shungopavi on Second Mesa. 80 costumed women dancing, chanting, thanking the harvest, in the town center. Only two other tourist couples watching.
Photos for the blog, hello? No, sorry, the Hopi are abundantly welcoming and all they ask is that you take no photos.
But the sunset, while driving towards what became a tremendous storm, had no photo restrictions.
Later, in pitch dark, the road was closed for a while due to mud and flood and fear of a flash flood. Finally cleared, with big bulldozers pushing mud, we made it to Monument Valley just over the border in Utah, which was dry in more senses than one.
We left LA Tuesday morning at 7AM and were hiking down from the South Rim by 3:30pm.
What we saw at the Grand Canyon: 5 mountain goats, blue jay, squirrels, chipmunk, bats and lizard
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
We took a road trip to Torrey Pines Gliderport on Sunday to see some hang gliders and paragliders diving off the cliffs. There were also a couple of guys practicing Falconry.